Acting within the Scope of his Office or Employment
28 U.S.C. § 2671 (Title 28—Chapter 171: Tort Claims Procedure)
"Acting within the scope of his office or employment," in the case of a member of the military or naval forces of the United States or a member of the National Guard as defined in section 101(3) of title 32 [32 U.S.C. § 101(3)], means acting in line of duty.